This was a horrible ambush of a District Station in Maryland – one police officer was murdered in cold blood. The suspects were heavily armed and it was an unprovoked attack. Two suspects were apprehended but there are still many questions that the FBI seeks answers to. Motive?
Prince George’s County Police Officer Jacai Colson died Sunday night after two men ambushed the department’s District 3 station in Landover, Maryland.
At around 4:30 p.m. two men opened fire on several officers and shot 28-year-old Mr. Colson, who is a four year veteran of the PGCPD. Mr. Colson was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital Center where he died. Police apprehended both suspects quickly. One was also taken to Prince George’s County Hospital Center, where police said he was being treated for non life-threatening wounds, and the other was taken to police headquarters for questioning.
Police Chief Henry Stawinski said when the suspects opened fire, officers were just going about their business and hadn’t made any contact with them. Suddenly, the officers were involved in a shootout.
“Those officers did not shrink,” Chief Stawinski said at a Sunday night press conference at Prince George’s County Hospital Center. “[Mr. Colson] stepped into action. I’m very proud of him.”
Police are still investigating any motives for the shooting and didn’t expect any updates until Monday morning. Chief Stawinski did say police were working with the F.B.I.
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